Science Quiz / Math and Science Initialisms IV (Lethal Level)

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InitialismAnswerDescription
ACLan important, internal, stabilizer of the knee joint, restraining hyperextension
ALSLou Gehrig's disease (aka Charcot disease)
AMP5'-adenylic acid, is a nucleotide that is used as a monomer in DNA and RNA
BMRa measurement of oxygen consumption or heat production under resting conditions
CFCmanmade chemical compounds composed of chlorine, carbon, and fluorine
CJDa rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder
CRPproduced by the liver as part of an inflammatory response
DDTa generally banned pesticide
DPSEqual to 1 becquerel
EKGrecord of the heart's electrical activity
EEGrecord of electrical activity along the scalp
ESUunits used to measure electrical quantities of
electric charge, electric current, and voltage
GERDsymptom of mucosal damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach
HCLhighly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses
IUCDthe coil
LDLbad cholesterol
LSDpsychedelic drug
MKSAA system of electrical and mechanical units in which
length, mass, time, and electric current are the fundamental
quantities, also known as the Giorgi system or practical system
MSGChinese food anyone?
PCBbanned family of organic chemicals once used
in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications
PCRa method to analyze a short sequence of DNA
PKUa birth defect that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in your body
PVCthe third-most widely produced polymer
STPcorresponds to 273 K (0° Celsius) and 1 atm pressure,
often used for measuring gas density and volume
TRFhormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
TSHa pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine, and then triiodothyronine which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body
VOCorganic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature

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